Capoeira is a martial art infused dance, which is thought to have originated in the 16th century in Brazil. Although today capoeira has become somewhat omnipresent with the booming popularity of street acrobatics such as parkour, its history remains mysterious. Discover the story of this 500 year old martial art, and explore the best places […]
Top 5 Reasons to Watch the World. One of the worlds most highly-anticipated sports events kicks off today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games have been mired in controversy due to the high-profile protests against the billions of dollars being spent in the face of extreme poverty. Nonetheless, the FIFA 2014 World Cup is happening. The […]
UrbnStreetSoccer note: This is an excerpt from the February issue of National Geographic magazine. (National Geographic) — Miles from the main roads, in rural Africa, soccer balls bounce unevenly. Playing fields are arid, lush, weedy, sandy—any flattish space will do. Goalposts might be made of gathered mahogany or driftwood. Some feet are bare, others shod […]
The Kehinde Wiley Legends of Unity Exhibition, featuring portraits of three of Africa’s greatest footballers is a definite must-see. This LA-born artist has been compared to some of the greatest portrait painters of our time and his colourful realist creations are truly mesmerising.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi arrived in Senegal to help launch a campaign against malaria in Africa. The reigning world footballer of the year is advocating the need to use medicated bed nets to reduce the pace of the disease on the continent. “I am really delighted to come to Senegal,” the Argentine told BBC Sport. […]